Linux is a wounderful operating system for coding and development, but Windows or Mac OS also have advantages. My favorite Linux distribution is Ubuntu (even if there are good reasons to use Linux Mint or Xubuntu). To combine the best of different operating systems, you don’t have to install them side by side: In many cases a virtual machine (VM) is sufficient, especially if your system has a SSD, 8 GB ram and an eight-core processor.
I’m using Oracle Virtual Box, because it’s free and together with an extension pack it delivers a bunch of useful options and features (like a shared clipboard or shared folders and so on). Continue reading Ubuntu in a Box